Monthly Archives: May 2007

QPR Screen References: No.4

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Brush Strokes ‚Äì Season 2, Episode 6¬† The series started in 1986 and ran until 1991. The main character is ‘Jacko’ who is a womanising jack-the-lad played by Karl Howman who was born in Woolwich and supports Charlton Athletic. He started his acting career with the National Youth Theatre and has appeared in a number of films including, ‘That’ll Be The Day’, ‘Stardust’ and ‘The Long Good Friday’¬† ‘Jacko’ is a painter and decorator who works with ‘Eric’ who’s married … Continue reading

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Press Coverage Of Our Recent Award To Aaron Goode

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The Evening Standard and the local Gazette picked up on our recent Presentation to Aaron Goode and shown below is what they had to say about it:- Evening Standard ‚ÄúStabbed to death trying to break up s schoolyard fight last May, the memory of 15 year old QPR youngster Kiyan Prince is being kept alive by a group of dedicated Rangers fans. The Independent R’s website, which has no connection with the Club, have inaugurated a QPR Youth Player of … Continue reading

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Out Of My Brain In Shepherd’s Bush Market ‚Äì Part Two ‚Äì By Irish Jack

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In the few years that were to follow, I very quickly got to know each one of the band very intimately (no ! it wasn’t like that !) Colin Dawson soon left and is now the manager of a Pleasure Park. John Entwistle at the time worked with his mother Queenie, at the Acton Tax Office in Bromyard Avenue and they lived in Lexden Road off of Acton High Street. Doug Sandom left the band around April 1964 and he … Continue reading

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Commitment to Queen’s Park Rangers may seem like a daunting prospect but I think we have found what epitomises loyalty to a Club. Badges throughout the ages have been iconic in football and will remain that way for years to come. But when we say we have found someone with over 270 different badges all on one coat, you may not believe it. The owner of such a coat is Chris Dillon who has been adding to his collection for … Continue reading

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Saturday 4th March 1967 – Fifth Account

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As I watched England win the World Cup at Wembley in June 1966, little did I know then that in eight months time I would be back to watch an even more memorable match. Namely, Rangers winning the first ever League Cup Final at Wembley. Through the previous rounds, it had become obvious that this QPR team had an irresistible blend of skill and experience. The win over Leicester City after coming back from 1-2 down to win 4-2 was … Continue reading

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Accounts Overview For The Year Ending May 2006

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A reminder that this was the second Season in the Championship and the year started with¬†The Board¬†hiking up the Season tickets. The Season started well until the alleged ‘gun incident’ in August and was then followed by the Board Room coup. Mark Devlin was made redundant. Gianni Paladini took control and immediately bought Richard Langley and Steve Lomas. Ian Holloway went on gardening leave and Gary Waddock took over.¬† The accounts show a loss of ¬£3,344,000 for the year. This … Continue reading

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The Presentation Of The Kiyan Prince Youth Team Player Of The Year Trophy

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The original idea was to make an annual award to the QPR Youth Team Player of the Year and to also dedicate it to the memory of Kiyan Prince. The Saturday morning regulars who support the U18’s and U16’s at Harlington and sometimes away from home too, voted accordingly. It was a difficult decision given the magnificent Season the lads have had but despite all the nominations we eventually had a clear winner. A number of offers were kindly made … Continue reading

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Out Of My Brain In Shepherd’s Bush Market – Part One – By Irish Jack

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Irish Jack is the author of ‘The Who In Concert File’ (Omnibus Press) which is co-authored by Joe McMichael. Some of the references to Peter Meaden and ‘I’m The Face’ are extracts from ‘History’ which he contributed to Paulo Hewitt’s, ‘The Sharper Word : A Mod Anthology’ (Helter Skelter Books) Irish Jack is one of Pete Townhend’s oldest friends and was the inspiration for ‘The Who’s’ ‘Quadrophenia’. Now 63, he continues to read his Mod memoirs about ‘The Who’ and … Continue reading

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